Princeton couldn't predict the shut down of its ESP lab

This week outside the "Western Bubble" on campuses around the world...

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

This week outside the “Western Bubble” on campuses around the world...

Princeton " The extrasensory perception lab at Princeton University will close its doors after 28 years of studying ESP and telekinesis.

The Associated Press said the research conducted at the lab had embarrassed university officials and outraged the scientific community for years.

The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research lab founder said the lab had aging equipment and limited finances, and had accomplished as much as it could.


Iowa " The University of Iowa has installed software in new washing machines in dormitories that alerts students when their laundry is finished.

According to The Associated Press, dorm residents now receive an e-mail when their laundry is done.

The university is also offering a new web-based service called LaundryView, where residents can see if washers and dryers are available.


Atlanta " The Dalai Lama accepted his first university appointment at Emory University in Atlanta.

The Guardian reports the Dalai Lama will deliver his inaugural address in October during a science and spirituality conference.

Emory is considered the leading Western centre of study of Tibetan philosophy and religion. The Dalai Lama’s appointment is part of an Emory-Tibetan partnership founded in 1998.

The Dalai Lama provides private teaching sessions to students and faculties as part of Emory’s study-abroad program in Dharamsala, India.


Virginia " A university in Lynchburg, Virginia is offering a full scholarship as the grand prize in an online gaming competition.

According to The Associated Press, Liberty University is holding an online gaming competition entitled Cyberfest. The winner receives a full four-year scholarship worth $80,000 US.

University officials said they’re still working out the competition’s details.

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